FISH FRY, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Sheridan American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave., Sheridan. To arrange carryouts, call 815-496-2380. The cost is $9 for one piece of cod or catfish, fried or baked, with choice of french fries or baked potato, homemade hush puppies and salad bar. Also available are hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts or tenderloins. The special will be open faced pork sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy with a vegetable and complete salad bar.
GERMAN FEAST, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Trinity Lutheran Church, 717 Chambers St., Ottawa. Live German music at 6 p.m. German food and fun.
GIVE BACK NIGHT, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, raising funds for Safe House Animal Rescue. Local nonprofit groups receive a portion of the proceeds when guests dine on a dinner buffet. Salads, Starved Rock Lodge's signature fried chicken, side dishes, desserts and more. Ticket price is $14.95 for adults and $7.50 for children under 10. The price includes a 1 1/2 hour reservation in the main dining room at Starved Rock Lodge, dinner buffet and one non-alcoholic beverage. Reservations recommended. Call 815-220-7321 or reserve online at bit.ly/givebacknight.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, 6 a.m to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, Epworth United Methodist Church, 627 Gentleman Road, Ottawa. All you can eat. Tickets are $8 and free for children under 6. Tickets can be purchased in advance from church members or by calling the church office at 815-434-4416.